Swedish hospital cuts another 600 jobs amid billion-kronor losses

A total of 250 doctor and 350 nursing assistant positions are set to be cut, warned hospital chiefs. The layoffs come in addition to decisions to slash 550 administrative jobs at the hospital, which were announced in May. 

“The notice also includes a small number of hospital service roles. The patients will not be adversely affected, the hospital will implement the changes with continued good patient safety,” read a hospital statement.

“I understand this causes concerns among many employees, but it is inevitable. We will actively support all employees who may be laid off in finding new jobs,” said Karolinska hospital director Björn Zoëga.

The news comes as the budget forecast for the year indicates losses of 1.6 billion kronor.